Rowe Transfer received the 2019 Fleet Safety Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association at its Annual Conference in Carlsbad, California, April 27, 2019. SC&RA is an international organization comprised of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations.
Rowe Transfer has been selected for the 2019 Best of Knoxville Award in the Machinery Mover & Erector Contractors category by the Knoxville Award Program. The Knoxville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the area. This is Rowe’s third consecutive year being recognized as a Best of Knoxville business which qualifies them to be a member of the 2019 Knoxville Business Hall of Fame.
Rowe Transfer, Inc was awarded a Gold National Safety Award by Great West Casualty company as a part of Great West’s annual National Safety Awards program. The National Safety Awards program recognizes transportation firms with awards based on their year-end preventable crash results.
The Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the Fukushima Nuclear meltdown disaster are all examples of how accidents can occur on even the safest job sites. While science, technology, and engineering have dramatically improved safety, many times, human error is to blame for rigging disasters. Because Rowe Transfer is intensely focused on safety, we thought it beneficial for our readers to cover some of the biggest rigging disasters and how they could’ve been avoided. Rigging is the act of using equipment such as cranes, jacks, slings, ropes, chains, and pulleys to prepare and move (usually large) objects. Because rigging often evolves lifting and relocating large machines and materials, the potential for disaster is always present.